Whitley County Families Get Help From Flooding

Whitley County Families Get Help From Flooding Alot of helping hands is helping the families in Whitley County still struggling with the aftermath of last week’s flooding, particularly where the Cumberland River runs through Williamsburg. The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Inc. out of Nashville is sending a tractor-trailer full of supplies after reaching…

Questioning Aluminum Plant Construction

Questioning Aluminum Plant Construction Braidy Industries still needs to raise $500 million to build a long-promised $1.7 billion aluminum plant in Appalachia, a company executive told Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday.Company officials appeared before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee after a recent management shakeup raised concerns about the project’s viability.Braidy executives expressed confidence that the…

County Clerk Accused

County Clerk Accused The results of a Kentucky audit show that an elected county clerk has been failing to properly perform her duties and left nearly $30,000 owed to her county at the end of a recent fiscal year, according to a report the state auditor issued Monday.In the latest report, which reviewed financial…

Real ID Update

Real ID Update Ramping up its Real ID program, Kentucky expects to be able to meet the demand for special licenses that many people will eventually need to board domestic airline flights, the project manager told state lawmakers on Monday.The state has opened four regional offices so far to issue Real ID licenses but…

Pro-Life Legislation Passes

Pro-Life Legislation Passes In nearby West Virginia the state Senate approved a bill to penalize physicians who don’t provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt.Senators unanimously approved the bill Monday after testimony from a lone Democrat who said lawmakers have wasted time angling for political points on a bill that…

Ten More Traffic Fatalities In KY

Ten More Traffic Fatalities In KY Highway traffic fatalities in Kentucky increased by 10 last year, according to a preliminary count.“A single death is one too many,” Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said. “And our 2020 Recommended Highway Plan is our commitment to improving highway safety. Through this plan Governor Beshear calls for a historic…

Confluence Area Flooding

Confluence Area Flooding For the past two years, officials in Leslie County have had to deal with flooding that trapped people who live in the Confluence area. The Confluence was trapped by high waters in February 2019.As rain continues to fall and more is expected to come this week, emergency officials are asking those…

Family Dies In Kentucky House Fire

Family Dies In Kentucky House Fire A western Kentucky woman and her great-grandson died in a weekend house fire, officials said.Crews responded late Saturday to reports of heavy fire and smoke at home in Hopkinsville, fire Capt. Michael Pendleton told the Kentucky New Era.The victims were identified as Alvin Davidson, 10, and Martha Anne…

KY Receives Coal Cleaning Funding

KY Receives Coal Cleaning Funding West Virginia was awarded more than $22 million and Kentucky more than $11 million in federal funding to clean up and repurpose abandoned coal mines in fiscal year 2020.Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the grants from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement last week.The agency provides the…

Restoring Flood-Ruined Documents

Restoring Flood-Ruined Documents Senator Rand Paul is offering help to those who may have lost important documents such as Social Security cards, VA records, military medals and records, and tax paperwork due to flooding. You can call Rand Paul’s Bowling Green office at (270) 782-8303.Other contact information is available on paul.senate.gov. Source:…